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Nation Dec 15Dylann Roof found guilty in Charleston church massacre, could face death penalty
Roof was found guilty on all 33 counts for fatally shooting nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015.
Nation Dec 12Retrial set for Cincinnati officer who shot unarmed driver DuBose
Ray Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter after the July 2015 shooting. Prosecutors plan to retry him on both counts.
Nation Dec 12Women’s March gets spot for post-inauguration rally
A women's march that is expecting more than 100,000 attendees the day after the Jan. 20 inauguration has secured a location for its demonstration. More than a dozen other groups planning protests are still waiting on permits.
World Dec 08Canada names Viola Desmond as first Canadian woman on banknote
Canada’s central bank announced Thursday that Viola Desmond will become the first woman who is not royalty on Canadian currency.
Science Dec 07What Amazon’s cashier-free store could mean for millions of workers
On Monday, Amazon forayed into the brick and mortar grocery industry with the launch of Amazon Go. But the high-tech market could drastically change shopping and eventually eliminate the need for millions of cashiers.
Nation Dec 02Audio shows Standing Rock Sioux tribe objected to pipeline two years ago
Recently released audio from a 2014 meeting between the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access Pipeline executives contradict the company’s statements that it knew nothing of the tribe’s concerns about the new pipeline.
Health Nov 18No longer an emergency, Zika virus is a long-term problem, says WHO
After a nine-month emergency designation, the WHO reclassified Zika as a long-term epidemic similar to other mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and yellow fever.
Nation Nov 18Marilyn Monroe ‘birthday dress’ fetches $4.8 million at auction
The skin-tight, crystal-covered gown Marilyn Monroe wore during her 1962 performance of “Happy Birthday Mr. President” picked up $4.8 million at auction Thursday night.
Arts Nov 17Congressional commission proposes women’s history museum
A bipartisan congressional commission is calling for a women’s history museum to be erected on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Nation Nov 16‘Post-truth’ named word of 2016, beating out ‘Brexiteer’ and ‘alt-right’
Oxford Dictionaries said it chose "post-truth" for its frequented use in the 2016 political climate.